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Making Business Better

We're with you every step of the way

Do you want be your own boss by starting your own business, expand your business by scaling up, or improve your own skills? Whatever you want to do read on and see if we can help Make Business Better...for you. 

Our guides and articles help with common issues faced by small businesses. Looking for something specific? Check out all our blogs and resources in our media centre

I want to start a business

Starting a business can be the best decision you will ever make. Take your first steps into self-employment by reading our guides below.

Before you start.

Thinking of starting a business? Read our guide on what do you need to consider before starting out.

First Steps

Writing a business plan is crucial when setting up a new company. But how should you set it out and what should you include? Our guide takes you through it step by step.

How much should I charge?

You have your idea, you have a plan, how do you know what to charge? Read our guide on how to price your services correctly.

Maximise your success

We looked at the top ten qualities of successful small business owners. How many can you check off?

I want to grow my business

From funding advice to ways to build your profile, expand in 2020 with help from our guides.

Raise the profile of your business

Entering awards can give your business a big profile boost. Here are 20 reasons why you should enter business awards.

Should you borrow to grow your business?

What you need to be aware of to make sure it's the right decision for you for you.

Build your brand

85% of people trust online customer reviews as much as a personal recommendation. Learn how to harness them to grow your business.

Build the right team

If you're ready to take on your first employee, we've covered what you need to consider.

I want to improve my skills

From networking like a pro to becoming more socially savvy, make 2020 the year you learn a new skill.

Attend an event

From national shows and seminars to local networking over a coffee, find out what's happening near you.

Raise your online profile

LinkedIn has become the place to grow your network online. Make an impact with our 10 tips to maximise your profile.

Learn to network like a pro

Nervous about networking? Our guide to "netiquette" will have you networking up a storm in no time.

Get socially savvy

Take your first steps with social media and learn how you can leverage it for your business.

Show me something else

Read our most popular blogs below or click the button to see all our articles

What is the process for debt recovery?
Article Thu, 24 October 2019

What is the process for debt recovery?

We explain the debt recovery process, helping you to understand the steps in place to help your business and recover any money you’re owed.

Why is data protection so important?
Article Sat, 05 October 2019

Why is data protection so important?

FSB explains how data protection is important to a business, the penalties for failure and the help available to businesses

A guide to risk assessment
Article Thu, 09 May 2019

A guide to risk assessment

This blog covers what conducting a risk assessment involves and what should you need to think about.


Take the next step with FSB

Interested in Joining? 

Don't just take our word for it, FSB membership can help your business acheive big things. Hear what FSB West Midlands member Emma Heathcote-James has to say about what FSB membership has done for her business. 

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